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Local Obits for Mon. May 16th, 2016


Adger L. (Al) Nix, 84, Auburn
Adger L. “Al” Nix, age 84, of Auburn and formerly of Habersham County, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016.   Mr. Nix was born on February 19, 1932, ...


Bobbie T. Owen, 74, Dawsonville
Bobbie T. Owen, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following an extended illness. Born May 24, 1941 in Forsyth County to the lat ...


Katherine Johnson, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Katherine Johnson, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May ...


Willie David Haynes, 69, Commerce
Willie David Haynes, age 69 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Haynes was the son of the late Ernest Willie Haynes and Francine Crum ...
Lonnie Carroll Jones, 57, Pendergrass
            Mr. Lonnie Carroll Jones, age 57 of Pendergrass, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at his residence following a ...


James Byron Jordan, 86, Eastanollee
  Mr. James Byron Jordan, age 86 of Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, South Carolina.   A son of the lat ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.